Another powerhouse following the tradition of Bug/Steel Pokemon, Escavalier is a rarely-seen but very effective threat. Cursed with a tiny movepool, Escavalier's raw power can often overcome its predictability. Abilities Shell Armor: Prevents Critical Hits. Useful, but less so on something that isn't a bulky booster like Armaldo, etc. Swarm: Raises the power of Bug moves by 50% when at low health. This is my preferred ability, since a Swarm-boosted Megahorn is even more devastating and Escavalier is commonly hit into Swarm range. Moves I'm going to save myself some time by reminding everyone that the sets listed here use virtually all of Escavalier's worthwhile moves. Poor guy. Choice Band Escavalier @ Choice Band Adamant/Brave 252 HP/252 Atk/4 SpD Megahorn Iron Head Pursuit Aerial Ace/X-Scissor Choiced Escavalier functions better in Singles than Doubles, where it's capable of 2HKOing the majority of the metagame with Megahorn. X-Scissor is for the one or two instances where you absolutely can't miss. This set is very simple to use and can switch in on the very popular Dragon-, Ice-, and Psychic-type moves. Once in battle, Escavalier can easily revenge an Outraging Dragon or trap a weak Pokemon with Pursuit. Bringing a Flash Fire Pokemon along with Escavalier can punish opponents for attempting to exploit its weakness. Trick Room Escavalier @ Leftovers/Life Orb/Focus Sash Brave 252 HP/252 Atk/4 SpD Swords Dance Protect/Quick Guard Megahorn Iron Head/Reversal Our insectoid legionnaire is much more at home in Double or Triple Battles when under Trick Room support. Protect scouts for Fire moves while Quick Guard protects teammates from priority (unfortunately, only beating Fake Out if TR is already up). If the opponent chooses not to attack or fails to 2HKO the Trick Roomer, Swords Dance turns Escavalier into an even more lethal attacker. Its STAB attacks are hard-pressed to defeat Skarmory, Physically-Defensive Jellicent, Heatran, and an assortment of other Pokemon, so partnering Escavalier with allies that can vanquish these foes is required.